The Washington Post: Republican Kinzinger endorses Democrats in key races

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a fierce critic of former president Donald Trump, is out with a list of a dozen candidates endorsed by his leadership PAC, Country First.

Half of them are Democrats.

Kinzinger, who opted not to seek reelection this year himself, endorsed four Democratic secretary of state candidates: incumbents Steve Simon in Minnesota and Jocelyn Benson in Michigan; and Adrian Fontes in Arizona and Cisco Aguilar in Nevada, both of whom are seeking open seats. The winners of these races will play a big role in administering elections in their states.

Kinzinger is also endorsing Democrat Josh Shapiro for governor of Pennsylvania and Democrat Katie Hobbs for governor of Arizona. Both face Republican opponents who have made repeated false claims about the 2020 presidential election.

“Now more than ever, it’s critical we elect leaders up and down the ballot who are loyal to the Constitution and willing to be a bulwark for democracy — regardless of their political party affiliation,” Kinzinger said in a statement.

Others on Kinzinger’s list: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska); Evan McMullin, an independent candidate for Senate in Utah; Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; Clint Smith, an independent candidate for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District; Larry Lazor, a Republican candidate for Connecticut’s 1st Congressional District; and Thomas Knecht, a Republican candidate for state representative in Minnesota.



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